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    Serious trailer park problems

    I'm in the Los Angeles area for the next while and I rented a room in a trailer park. I moved in on the evening of the 29th of Feb. Now the landlady says my rent goes from the 29th of each month to the 29th of the next month.

    Also, I don't have much online access. The wireless access belongs to the next trailer. It was ok with the lady in the next trailer for us to use it, but since then there has been a tiff with my landlady, and she doesn't turn it on. Hooks up a cable I guess. So, I have to go down to the closest Starbucks or something like that to even post this.

    I might not be able to get back to this topic very often.

    I'm familiar with landlord tenant stuff in Calgary, but each time I mention something about it, she says 'that's not the way it works in California.'

    I'm off to look up as much as I can online, but thought I'd check here in case someone has been through this sort of stuff before and has a link handy. Or is there a landlord / tenant information line around here?

    There's a lot more to the mess, but how's that for a start?

    OK, got a lot of good info from this site, but not for that specific question.

    http://www.dca.ca.gov/publications/l...ok/index.shtml

    At least in Calgary, a tenant is required to be out of an apartment or room by noon or 6 pm on the last day of the month. After that the new person can in (on the last day), but that's just considered from the first of the month.
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    I'd say some research is needed.
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    I had a T shirt that said 'mess with me and you mess with the whole trailer park.' I thought it was funny and I even thought of putting it in my sig at one time.

    Unfortunately the trailer park is messing with me.
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    Your landlady is wrong on the rent issue. Month-to-month rent covers the entire month. You don't pay more or less for months that have 30 or 31 days. You moved in on the last day of February so your monthly rent should cover the entire month of March.

    Unless internet access was part of the rental agreement, you're out of luck on that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CbadRider View Post
    Your landlady is wrong on the rent issue. Month-to-month rent covers the entire month. You don't pay more or less for months that have 30 or 31 days. You moved in on the last day of February so your monthly rent should cover the entire month of March.
    According to the California Dept. of Consumer Affairs:
    http://www.dca.ca.gov/publications/l...iving-in.shtml

    it depends on what the rental agreement states. It can specify any day of the month as the day when the monthly rent is due. So if someone moves in on the 15th, there's nothing wrong with a rental agreement that states that rent will be due on the 15th of each month. Of course in the case of making the day the 29th there should be a specific provision of what to do on most Februarys when there is no 29th (presumably Mar. 1st would be an acceptable substitute).

    It's not at all clear to me what the OP is complaining about.

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    For Florida, we have a wonderful PDF called Renter's Rights Handbook. There might be something similar in Cali.

    About the internet connectivity, it is not uncommon for "one room renters" to have none. Landlords usually complain about cable/phone companies making holes on the unit. Plus there's some providers who won't hook-up 2 accounts on the same property and under different names. On your case, getting internet connectivity might only be possible through a cellphone company with some 3g/4g gizmo.

    Personally, I don't think is a good idea to ask for free wifi to a neighbor. You risk having the neighbor seeing you as a free loader from that point on, hence disliking you.

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    This sounds like a pc2 scenario...
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    Quote Originally Posted by no1mad View Post
    This sounds like a pc2 scenario...
    I fail to follow.
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    I'd do a little research. I'm rusty on California Tenant law. It was 1996 that I last signed a California tenant contract, but they do have some of the strongest tenant protections in the country. If nothing else there should be some kind of grace period on collecting the rent that will get you to the end of the month. Seems like worrying about your last day is kind of premature.

    The wireless seems kind of messed up, but if you have the neighbor/wireless owner's permission, I don't see how the landlady is involved.

    Relax and I think things will work themselves out.
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    ^ I was under the impression that the landlady *is* the neighbor.
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    Finally.

    A thread about trailer parks.
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    Check the rental agreement. If there isn't one, I don't know what you do at that point.

    Pay the neighbor to share the wifi.
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    Is the landlady good looking?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gitarzan View Post
    Is the landlady good looking?
    At a trailer park?
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    Sorry, I don't know what the hell I was thinking of...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
    At a trailer park?
    We're talking L.A. she could be an aspiring actor or musician who was left the trailer park by a deceased uncle.

    But then again, maybe not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Artkansas View Post
    We're talking L.A. she could be an aspiring actor or musician who was left the trailer park by a deceased uncle.
    In 1975.

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    You live in a trailer park in LA...actually you are renting a room in a trailer park in LA, and you are worried about wifi? What am I missing? I used to live n LA...believe me, you have a lot more to worry about than the internet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by waynesworld View Post
    Pay the neighbor to share the wifi.
    Seems like an obvious solution. You get your internet access, the neighbour gets their internet access cheaper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Closed Office View Post
    I had a T shirt that said 'mess with me and you mess with the whole trailer park.' I thought it was funny and I even thought of putting it in my sig at one time.

    Unfortunately the trailer park is messing with me.
    You've got guts to wear a shirt like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by no1mad View Post
    This sounds like a pc2 scenario...
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    I fail to follow.
    phantomcow2. This thread made me think of all the threads he had about his various living arrangements.
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    Quote Originally Posted by no1mad View Post
    phantomcow2. This thread made me think of all the threads he had about his various living arrangements.
    I remember now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RubenX View Post
    I remember now.
    Remember he slept under the dining room table and the older landlady(Mrs.Robinson)made him an offer he could not refuse?
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